How can u tell if someone has hiv
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1) It is not possible at the moment to use symptoms to diagnose HIV. It can only be checked with a HIV test.
The diagnosis of AIDS in a person infected with HIV is based on the presence of certain signs or symptoms.
2) “Even after HIV has progressed to diagnosable AIDS, the average survival time with antiretroviral therapy (as of 2005) is estimated to be more than 5 years.”
“During this period (usually 2 4 weeks post exposure) most individuals (80 to 90%) develop an influenza or mononucleosis like illness called acute HIV infection, the most common symptoms of which may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophagal sores, and may also include, but less commonly, headache, nausea and vomiting, enlarged liver/spleen, weight loss, thrush, and neurological symptoms. Infected individuals may experience all, some, or none of these symptoms. The duration of symptoms varies, averaging 28 days and usually lasting at least a week. Because of the nonspecific nature of these symptoms, they are often not recognized as signs of HIV infection. Even if patients go to their doctors or a hospital, they will often be misdiagnosed as having one of the more common infectious diseases with the same symptoms. Consequently, these primary symptoms are not used to diagnose HIV infection as they do not develop in all cases and because many are caused by other more common diseases. However, recognizing the syndrome can be important because the patient is much more infectious during this period.”
Source and further information:3) “The diagnosis of AIDS in a person infected with HIV is based on the presence of certain signs or symptoms. Since June 5, 1981, many definitions have been developed for epidemiological surveillance such as the Bangui definition and the 1994 expanded World Health Organization AIDS case definition. However, clinical staging of patients was not an intended use for these systems as they are neither sensitive, nor specific. In developing countries, the World Health Organization staging system for HIV infection and disease, using clinical and laboratory data, is used and in developed countries, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Classification System is used.
WHO disease staging system
Main article: WHO Disease Staging System for HIV Infection and Disease
In 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) grouped these infections and conditions together by introducing a staging system for patients infected with HIV 1. An update took place in September 2005. Most of these conditions are opportunistic infections that are easily treatable in healthy people.
Stage I: HIV infection is asymptomatic and not categorized as AIDS
Stage II: includes minor mucocutaneous manifestations and recurrent upper respiratory tract infections
Stage III: includes unexplained chronic diarrhea for longer than a month, severe bacterial infections and pulmonary tuberculosis
Stage IV: includes toxoplasmosis of the brain, candidiasis of the esophagus, trachea, bronchi or lungs and Kaposi sarcoma; these diseases are indicators of AIDS.”
Source and further information:You can look at someone and determine several key risk factors which tell if someone is likely to have HIV/AIDS. Easy to spot signs are:
a) Where they are standing
b) Their skin color
c) Their sexual orientation (often apparent)So for instance An estimated 32 percent of city African American men who have sex with men are HIV positive in San Francisco. There are many other factors you can see as well. For instance, a 16 year old is less likely to have HIV than a 28 year old. They simply haven had as much time to contract the disease yet.
You CANNOT tell if anyone has HIV just by looking at them. It is an equal opportunity disease. One of the most striking statements is”For instance, a 16 year old is less likely to have HIV than a 28 year old. They simply haven had as much t michael kors outlet online ime to contract the disease yet.” How could that be correct? A 28 year old that has had 3 or 4 sexual partners, all of which he/she used condoms with is less likely to have HIV than a sixteen michael kors outlet online year old who has had 30 or forty sexual partners, most of which, but NOT all he/she has used condoms with. You could contract HIV the first time you have sex. You could contract it the 100th time you have sex. YOU NEVER KNOW.
Butterfly, some people manage to get a high school diploma without being able to read. I am sure you can add, subtract, multiply and divide but nonetheless you have managed to get a masters degree without understanding some basic math. 2+2 even if you have a masters! Go look up the percent of 16 year olds with HIV and the percent of 28 year olds with HIV. Think REAL HARD about what “less likely” means in “For instance, a 16 year old is less likely to have HIV than a 28 year old.” Hopefully you will have a moment of epiphany. Next consider in Washington, DC 0.2% of white females have HIV while 6.5 percent of black males are infected. This is a 32.5 fold difference. Is a 32.5 fold difference meaningful to you?